According to a World Bank report, “In 2018, four out of five people below the international poverty line lived in rural areas. Half of the poor in these communities are children. About 70 percent of the global poor aged 15 and older have no schooling or only some basic education.”
In West Africa, many children are now growing up in communities where poverty, violence and child exploitation are becoming normal. We believe that if children are educated, coached, and mentored in good character-building practices from a young age, their exemplary behaviour as good citizens will positively influence their peers, and their wider communities.